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Apr 12, 2004 3:07 pm

Excuse me?

From today's Washington Times:

"Israeli political sources said yesterday that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will get a written U.S. pledge that in exchange for a Gaza pullout, Israel will be able to keep parts of the West Bank under a future peace deal."

Does the West Bank belong to the United States now?

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Jonathan Dresner - 4/12/2004

Well, they could just be trying to sway the traditional "honest broker" of the talks, but clearly Israel recognizes that the US is the imperial authority of last resort. Which raises all kinds of questions about what we should have done when.....